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of widespread spying by the national security agency against e.u. leaders. allegations that president obama approved spying on german chancellor angela merkel. >> i can tell you that the president assured the chancellor that the u.s. is not monitoring and will not monitor the communications of the chancell chancellor. >> reporter: and it's not just the european who is are upset. over the weekend thousands marched on washington to express their outrage. >> we're against mass surveillance and i'm truly honored to speak for all whistle blowers. >> reporter: the allegations threaten to disrupt foreign policies with u.s. allies. >> i think the revelation from snowdon and the secrets revealed are doing significant damage to our bilateral relationships with germany, with mexico, with the other countries where the suggestion is that we've listened in. >> reporter: but congressman peter king, the chairman of the house homeland security committee said america should stop apologizing. >> the reality is that the nsa has saved thousands of lives not just in the usa but france, germany, and throughout eu
for is information directly relevant to our national security. >> reporter: the head of the national security agency will testify before the house intelligence committee tomorrow. later this week, german officials will meet here at the white house with top presidential advisors to seek written guarantees that u.s. surveillance of their government and its leaders is over for good. >> pelley: major, thanks very much. criticism this month of the affordable care act has focused largely on the trouble with that people are having signing up for insurance online. but the problems with the law that the president himself calls obamacare go far beyond the government web site. and dean reynolds has been digging into this. >> reporter: the calls insurance broker rich fawn is getting these days are coming from both his business and individual customers. >> nobody fully has a complete 100% understanding of the affordable care act. >> reporter: nobody knows how many people will participate, he says, so insurance companies are offering higher premiums than many anticipated until things settle downs do annoyance of
residents and security agencies. they are investigating a sunni muslim group linked to al qaeda. united nations officials say more than 5,700 iraqi civilians have lost their lives to terrorism attacks in the first nine months of this year. >>> bombs exploded at an opposition party rally in india on sunday. five people were killed. the indian home affairs ministry says six homemade bombs went off in about three hours in patna, the capital in the eastern state of bihar. tens and thousands of people had gathered there for a rally of the largest opposition group. the party's candidate for prime minister, narendra modi, was unharmed. india will hold an election for the lower house after his term ends next may. he's the chief minister of the western state of gujarat and is popular among indian voters. he's also known as a hard-line hindu nationalist. >>> torrential rains has caused majored intoi major flooding in eastern and southern india. in the eastern state, heavy rain flooded rivers. local media reported that 15 people have been killed. a river overflowed its banks leaving 32 people dead
the head of the national security agency informed the president obama in person about the surveillance in 2010. the paper quoted the source as saying obama did not stop the operation. nearly a week ago, german government officials said u.s. intelligence agency may have monitored merkel's mobile phone. she called the president to demand an explanation. >> translator: i told him that tapping is a clear violation of law. >> reporter: president obama has been denying he knew about the operation. his press secretary is appealing for calm. >> the president assured the chancellor that the united states is not monitoring, and will not monitor the communications of the chancellor. >> reporter: but it did in the past. german weekly magazine "der spiegel" reported the u.s. likely monitored merkel's mobile phone for more than a decade, from 2002 to around june this year. back in 2002, merkel was an opposition leader. french newspaper "lemonde" says american agents also tapped the phone of politicians, business leaders and citizens. european leaders expressed anger over the eavesdropping allegation
as broad. the wall street journal reports the national security agency ended a program that spied on as many as 35 world leaders after the white house ordered an internal review over the summer. senior officials say several programs have already been shutdown and others are expected to be closed at a later date. the report also states president obama spent nearly five years in office in the dark, unaware of the nsa's practices overseas. officials say the targets of these programs are not typically decided by the president but by the agency. yesterday congressman peter king defended the nsa's programs saying they should be viewed as a positive thing for everyone involved. >> the president should stop apologizing and stop being defensive. the reality is the nsa saved thousands of lives. not just the united states but also in france and germany and throughout europe. we're not doing it for the fun of it. this is to gather valuable intelligence which helps not just us but the europeans. >> with the government shutdown behind us and the fight of obama care still going the republican pa
that the national security agency tapped the phones or intercepted messages from the leaders of 35 countries. that includes a lot of the u.s. allies. >> a lot of people are offended. brazil and mexico lodging complaints about the u.s., spying on them. in europe, friends including germany, france and spain, they're furious. a spanish newspaper reporting today that the nsa scanned 60 million phone calls in spain. get this, in a period of one month, be december last year to january. >> we've got correspondents around the world covering the blowback that is facing the united states. first up, want to check in reaction from spain where as we said, the claim 60 million intercepts. al goodman is joining us from madrid. >> reporter: suzanne, there is the spanish government summoned the u.s. ambassador to madrid to give an explanation. that happened earlier. afterwards, the spanish foreign ministry issued a statement warning washington there has to be a balance between security and the right of the citizens to have privacy. so there is in their communications so there is a warning shot across the bow
say this morning the president did not know until this sum they're the national security agency was reportedly monitoring up to 35 foreign leaders. european union officials are in washington to meet with white house aides and congressional leaders today. the europeans say they want guarantees of no more american surveillance. >>> american officials who survived last year's attack in benghazi and libya tell "60 minutes" they knew for months an assault was coming. the attack killed ambassador chris stephens and three other americans. lara logan spent the full year reporting last night's story. steven's deputy told lara on the night of the assault she was told early on no military backup would come. >> you have this conversation with the defense attache, ask him what military assets are on their way and he says -- >> effectively, they're not. and i for a moment -- i just felt lost. i just couldn't believe the answer. and then i made the call to the chief and told him, listen, you've got to tell those guys there may not be any help coming. >> that's a tough thing to understand. why?
security agency ended a program that spied on as many as 35 world leaders after the white house ordered a review over the summer. officials say several programs have been shut down and others are expected to be close to the later date. the report states president obama spent nearly five years in office in the dark. unaware of the nsa's practices overseas. the targets of the programs are not decided by the president, but by the agency. yesterday congressman peter king defended the program saying they should be viewed as a positive thing for everyone involved. >> i think the president should stop apologizing and being defensive. the nsa saved thousands of lives not just in the united states, but in france and germany and throughout europe. we are not doing this for the fun of it, but to gather intelligence that helps not just us. >> there reports out of germany that the president did know that angela merkel's cell phone is being capped. >> talk about a confounding story in terms of not understanding the concept as to why we would do this. why it would go unknown by the president if it was
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